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June 28, 2020

300 New Nonfiction Audiobooks Free on Spotify

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In recent years the popular music and podcast service Spotify has become a destination for audiobooks as well! Whether it's self help audio programs from Made for Success, full cast plays on audio from L.A. Theatre Works, or language learning programs from Penton Overseas, you can find a lot of audiobooks to learn from. To help you discover these audiobooks we've put together playlists on our Spotify account which you can check out and follow here:

LearnOutLoud Playlists of Audiobooks on Spotify

After browsing around Spotify we've come across one large audiobook publisher that has embraced releasing titles on the platform. They're called Dreamscape Media and you can check out all the titles they've published at www.dreamscapepublishing.com. In addition to being on Audible.com, Dreamscape Media has released most of the audiobooks they've published on Spotify, and they've published over 5,000 titles to date! Most of their audiobooks are in the fiction categories which we don't really feature on LearnOutLoud (romance, mysteries, thrillers, etc.), but they've also published a significant number of new nonfiction audiobooks. We've picked out 300 of their nonfiction audiobooks that we plan to add to our LearnOutLoud.com Free Audiobooks Section soon. For now we'll link directly to Spotify for these audiobooks which you can browse below where we've listed them all by category. Seize the day when it comes to listening to these audiobooks because you never know when the publisher might take them down. We're still kicking ourselves over not listening to more of the Joseph Campbell lectures that were on Spotify but have now been removed. Anyway, here are 300 new nonfiction audiobooks free on Spotify courtesy of Dreamscape Media!

Here's a Spotify playlist we made of all 300 audiobooks you can listen to. We've added the first track of each audiobook to this playlist. When you're in Spotify, click the Album of each track to access the full audiobook.

300 Nonfiction Audiobooks on Spotify Playlist

Please Note: In order to listen to these audiobooks you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough. Here are the 300 audiobooks you can listen to:


Arts & Entertainment Audio Books:

A Futile and Stupid Gesture: How Doug Kenney and National Lampoon Changed Comedy Forever by Josh Karp

The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All over the Place: The Art of Being Messy by Jennifer McCartney

100 Things the Simpsons Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die by Allie Goertz, Julia Prescott

Directing Actors by Judith Weston

Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to A Tribe Called Quest by Hanif Abdurraqib

My Week with Marilyn by Colin Clark

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan


Biography Audio Books:

The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America's Banana King by Rich Cohen

Being John Lennon: A Restless Life by Ray Connolly

Elton John: The Biography by David Buckley

For Your Consideration: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson by Tres Dean

For Your Consideration: Keanu Reeves by Larissa Zageris, Kitty Curran

The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney by Richard A. Lertzman, William J. Birnes

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. by Luis J. Rodriguez

The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness by Jim Auchmutey

Fragments of Isabella: A Memoir of Auschwitz by Isabella Leitner

H.H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer

Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe

Say I'm Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love by E. Dolores Johnson

Eisenhower's Armies: The American-British Alliance During World War II by Niall Barr

Friendly Fire by C.D.B. Bryan

Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis

Hope Unseen: The Story of the U.S. Army's First Blind Active-Duty Officer by Scotty Smiley, Doug Crandall

Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War by Helen Thorpe

After the Fall: The Remarkable Comeback of Richard Nixon by Kasey S. Pipes

Lessons My Father Taught Me: The Strength, Integrity, and Faith of Ronald Reagan by Michael Reagan

Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America by Stephen F. Knott, Tony Williams

Working with Winston: The Unsung Women Behind Britain's Greatest Statesman by Cita Stelzer


Business Audio Books:

The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets by Thomas Philippon

Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World by Robert Lawson, Benjamin Powell

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics by Katrine Marcal

Boom: Bridging the Opportunity Gap to Reignite Startups by Craig Hall

Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger

The Fifteen Percent: Overcoming Hardships and Achieving Lasting Success by Terry Giles

Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld by Jake Halpern

The Capitalist Code: It Can Save Your Life and Make You Very Rich by Ben Stein

Deduct Everything!: Save Money with Hundreds of Legal Tax Breaks, Credits, Write-Offs, and Loopholes by Eva Rosenberg

Work Your Money, Not Your Life: How to Balance Your Career and Personal Finances to Get What You Want by Roger Ma, Jenn Roberts Ma

Your Score: An Insider's Secrets to Understanding, Controlling, and Protecting Your Credit Score by Anthony Davenport

21 Great Leaders: Learn Their Lessons, Improve Your Influence by Pat Williams, Jim Denney

How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices by Greg Bustin

Talk Is Chief: Leadership, Communication, and Credibility in a High-Stakes World by Jack Modzelewski

Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans by Peter Shankman

iCompete: How My Extraordinary Strategy for Winning Can Be Yours by John T. Hewitt

Iconic Advantage: Don't Chase the New, Innovate the Old by Soon Yu

Smart Skills: Working with Others by Frances Kay

The 30-Minute Millionaire: The Smart Way to Achieving Financial Freedom by Peter J. Tanous, Jeff Cox

Isn't That Rich?: Life Among the 1 Percent by Richard Kirshenbaum

The Little Book of Prosperity: The 12 Principles of Wealth and Abundance by Chris Gentry


Education & Professional Audio Books:

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White

Smart Skills: Building Career Success by Anthony Jacks

Start Now: Because That Meaningful Job Is out There, Just Waiting for You by Reynold Levy

The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer's True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria by Jonathan Alpeyrie, Stash Luczkiw

The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks by Bruce Bartlett

Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity by Michael Kinch

The End of the Beginning: Cancer, Immunity, and the Future of a Cure by Michael Kinch

Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty

How to Be Well When You're Not: Practices and Recipes to Maximize Health in Illness by Ariane Resnick

Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor's Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease by Thomas Cowan

The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution by David Schneider

On Call in the Arctic: A Doctor's Pursuit of Life, Love, and Miracles in the Alaskan Frontier by Thomas J. Sims

Patient Care: Death and Life in the Emergency Room by Paul Seward

Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom by Lewis Buzbee

The Montessori Toddler by Simone Davies

The Prize: Who's in Charge of America's Schools? by Dale Russakoff

Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom by Kerry Mcdonald, Peter Grey

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing with Style and Power by Gary Provost

Save the Cat! Goes to the Movies: The Screenwriter's Guide to Every Story Ever Told by Blake Snyder

Save the Cat!: The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder


History Audio Books:

The Eternal City: A History of Rome by Ferdinand Addis

The Last Best Hope: The Greatest Speeches of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan

1956: The World in Revolt by Simon Hall


Languages Audio Books:

Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It by Gabriel Wyner


Literature Audio Books:

Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

On the Shoulders of Giants by Umberto Eco

The Toni Morrison Book Club by Juda Bennett, Winnifred Brown-Glaude


Philosophy Audio Books:

The Case Against Perfection by Michael J. Sandel

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog: Exploring the Big Questions in Life by Anthony McGowan

The Monk and the Philosopher: A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life by Jean-Francois Revel, Matthieu Ricard

Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell


Politics Audio Books:

The New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America by Daniel Hannan

The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections by Caroline Fredrickson

How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars, and the (Nonpartisan) Truth About Environmental Politics by Jeff Gillman, Eric Heberlig

In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America's Most Vulnerable Workers by Bernice Yeung

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan

No Place on the Corner: The Costs of Aggressive Policing by Jan Haldipur

The Ultimate Guide to the 2020 Election: 101 Nonpartisan Solutions to All the Issues that Matter by Ryan Clancy, Margaret White

Can Intervention Work? by Rory Stewart, Gerald Knaus

Deceiving the Sky: Inside Communist China's Drive for Global Supremacy by Bill Gertz

Footprints in the Dust: Nursing, Survival, Compassion, and Hope with Refugees Around the World by Roberta Gately

Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit and Power by Ellen R. Wald

Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges

Blind Ambition: The White House Years by John W. Dean

The Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson: Seventeenth President of the United States by David Miller DeWitt

The Promise and the Dream: The Untold Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy by David Margolick

The Putin Interviews: Oliver Stone Interviews Vladimir Putin by Oliver Stone


Religion & Spirituality Audio Books:

One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart, a Zen Memoir by Henry Shukman

Theravada Buddhism: Simple Guides by Diana St. Ruth, Richard St. Ruth

What's Beyond Mindfulness?: Waking Up to This Precious Life by Stephen Fulder

The World Could Be Otherwise: Imagination and the Bodhisattva Path by Norman Fischer

Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons

The Bondage Breaker: Overcoming Negative Thoughts, Irrational Feelings, Habitual Sins by Neil T. Anderson

The Bumps Are What You Climb On: Encouragement for Difficult Days by Warren W. Wiersbe

Church of Cowards: A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians by Matt Walsh

DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples by Jim Putman, Bobby Harrington

The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For by Jo Saxton

Enough: Silencing the Lies That Steal Your Confidence by Sharon Jaynes

Finding Deep and Wide: Stop Settling for the Life You Have and Live the One Jesus Died to Give You by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

A Generous Life: 10 Steps to Living a Life Money Can't Buy by David Green

Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples by Robby Gallaty

Inspiration in My Shoes by Diana Patton

Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker

A Midwife in Amish Country: Celebrating God's Gift of Life by Kim Woodard Osterholzer

The Power of a Woman's Words: How the Words You Speak Shape the Lives of Others by Sharon Jaynes

Soul Feast: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life by Marjorie J. Thompson

When God Happens: True Stories of Modern Day Miracles by Angela Hunt, Bill Myers

Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry

Your Life Is Worth Living: 50 Lessons to Deepen Your Faith by Fulton Sheen, Robert Barron

Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem, Elliot Grudem

Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America by David Horowitz

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation by Richard Rohr

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Richard Rohr, Andreas Ebert

The Forgotten Trinity: Recovering the Heart of Christian Belief by James R. White

Orthodox Church: Simple Guides by Katherine Clark

Unveiled: The Bible, the Qur'an, and Women by Esther Ahmad, J. Chester

The Islamic Enlightenment: The Struggle Between Faith and Reason: 1798 to Modern Times by Christopher de Bellaigue

The Torah by Rabbi Rodney Mariner

Divinity of Doubt: The God Question by Vincent Bugliosi

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Richard Rohr

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life by Richard Rohr

The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See by Richard Rohr

100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J. Morgan

The Grammar of God: A Journey into the Words and Worlds of the Bible by Aviya Kushner


Science Audio Books:

The Equations of Life: How Physics Shapes Evolution by Charles S. Cockell

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves by Walter Alvarez

One Wild Bird at a Time: Portraits of Individual Lives by Bernd Heinrich

When Humans Nearly Vanished: The Catastrophic Explosion of the Toba Volcano by Donald R. Prothero

The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change by Gleb Raygorodetsky

A Naturalist at Large: The Best Essays of Bernd Heinrich by Bernd Heinrich

Nature's Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas W. Tallamy

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland by Miriam Horn

The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World by Mike Winchell


Self Development Audio Books:

14 Days: A Mother, a Daughter, a Two Week Goodbye by Lisa Goich

Ageless Brain: Think Faster, Remember More, and Stay Sharper by Lowering Your Brain Age by Julia VanTine

Aging in Reverse: The Easy 10-Day Plan to Change Your State, Plan Your Plate, Love Your Weight by Natalie Jill

The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner

The Longevity Code: The New Science of Aging by Kris Verburgh

The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China by John D. Day, Jane Ann Day

The Stem Cell Cure: Remake Your Body and Mind by Guarav K. Goswami, Kerry Johnson

Super Ager: You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, a Better Memory, and Live a Long and Healthy Life by Elise Marie Collins

Craft a Life You Love: Infusing Creativity, Fun & Intention into Your Everyday by Amy Tangerine

Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity by Josh Linkner

The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt

CBD Oil: Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide to Hemp-Derived Health and Wellness by Gretchen Lidicker

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating by Walter C. Willett

The Essential Oils Hormone Solution: Reset Your Hormones in 14 Days with the Power of Essential Oils by Mariza Snyder

The Four-Pack Revolution: How You Can Aim Lower, Cheat on Your Diet, and Still Lose Weight and Keep It Off by Chael Sonnen

The New Health Rules: Simple Changes to Achieve Whole-Body Wellness by Frank Lipman, Danielle Claro

The Ultimate Guide to Eating for Longevitiy: The Macrobiotic Way to Live a Long, Healthy, and Happy Life by Denny Waxman

20 Things I Know for Sure: Principles for Cultivating a Peaceful Life by Karen Casey

Calm Clarity: How to Use Science to Rewire Your Brain for Greater Wisdom, Fulfillment, and Joy by Due Quach

The Emotional Edge: Discover Your Inner Age, Ignite Your Hidden Strengths, and Reroute Misdirected Fear to Live Your Fullest by Crystal Andrus Morissette

Fierce Joy: Choosing Brave over Perfect to Find My True Voice by Susie Rinehart

Happiness Hacks: 100% Scientific! Curiously Effective! by Alex Palmer

Own Your Greatness: Overcome Impostor Syndrome, Beat Self-Doubt, and Succeed in Life by Lisa Orbe-Austin, Richard Orbe-Austin

Secrets Kids Know...That Adults Oughta Learn: Enriching Your Life by Viewing It Through the Eyes of a Child by Allen Klein

Thresholds: How to Thrive Through Life's Transitions to Live Fearlessly by Sherre Hirsch

Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way by Dan Buettner

The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self by Victoria Price

The Big Book of 30-Day Challenges: 60 Habit-Forming Programs to Live an Infinitely Better Life by Rosanna Casper

You Can't Ruin My Day: 52 Wake-Up Calls to Turn Any Situation Around by Allen Klein

The Ayurvedic Self-Care Handbook: Holistic Healing Rituals for Every Day and Season by Sarah Kucera

The Crying Book by Heather Christle

Gentle Energy Touch: The Beginner's Guide to Hands-On Healing: An Open Center Book by Barbara E. Savin

The Healing Power of Essential Oils: Soothe Inflammation, Boost Mood, Prevent Autoimmunity, and Feel Great in Every Way by Eric Zielinski

Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss by Marianne Leone

Overcoming Opioid Addiction: The Authoritative Medical Guide for Patients, Families, Doctors, and Therapists by Adam Bisaga

The Sudden Loss Survival Guide: Seven Essential Practices for Healing Grief by Chelsea Hanson

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt

When Bad Things Happen to Good Women: Getting You (or Someone You Love) Through the Toughest Times by Carole Brody Fleet

When Reality Bites: How Denial Helps and What to Do When It Hurts by Holly Parker

Ask Dr. Nandi: 5 Steps to Becoming Your Own #HealthHero for Longevity, Well-Being, and a Joyful Life by Partha Nandi

Bare: A 7-Week Program to Transform Your Body, Get More Energy, Feel Amazing, and Become the Bravest, Most Unstoppable Version of You by Susan Hyatt

Change Maker: Turn Your Passion for Health and Fitness into a Powerful Purpose and a Wildly Successful Career by John Berardi

The Simple Heart Cure: The 90-Day Program to Stop and Reverse Heart Disease by Chauncey W. Crandall

Teaching Yoga Beyond the Poses: A Practical Workbook for Integrating Themes, Ideas, and Inspiration into Your Class by Sage Rountree, Alexandra Desiato

Unzip Your Genes: 5 Choices to Reveal a Radically Radiant You by Jennifer Stagg

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown

Tidy the F*ck Up: The American Art of Organizing Your Sh*t by Messie Condo

Chasing the Sun: How the Science of Sunlight Shapes Our Bodies and Minds by Linda Geddes

Staying Sharp: 9 Keys for a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ageless Wisdom by Henry Emmons, David Alter

The 20-Month Legend: My Baby Boy's Fight with Cancer by Steve Tate

Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents by Courtney Ellis

The Confident Parent: A Pediatrician's Guide to Caring for Your Little One - Without Losing Your Joy, Your Mind, or Yourself by Jane Scott

It's Ok Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker

Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting: Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and Compassionate Kids by Erin Cline

Mom Hacks: 100+ Science-Backed Shortcuts to Reclaim Your Body, Raise Awesome Kids, and Be Unstoppable by Darria Gillespie

The New Rules of Pregnancy: What to Eat, Do, Think About, and Let Go of While Your Body Is Making a Baby by Adrienne L. Simone, Jaqueline Worth

The New Smart: How Nurturing Creativity Will Help Children Thrive by Terry Roberts

Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety: Raising Happy, Healthy Humans Ages 8 to 24 by John Duffy

Teaching Kids to Be Kind: A Guide to Raising Compassionate and Caring Children by Rachel Tomlinson

8 Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well-Being by Manuela Mischke-Reeds

The Art of Reading Minds: How to Understand and Influence Others Without Them Noticing by Henrik Fexeus

Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman's Playbook for Love and Success by Charreah K. Jackson

Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships by Mark A. Michaels, Patricia Johnson

If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?: How to Build Intimacy with an Emotionally Unavailable Partner by Holly Parker

The Marriage Test: Our 40 Dates Before I Do by Jill Andres, Brook Silva-Braga

Be the Light That You Are: Ten Simple Ways to Transform Your World with Love by Debra Landwehr Engle

Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind by Roger Walsh

Five Lessons: A Master Class by Neville by Neville Goddard

Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life by Suhas Kshirsagar, Michelle Seaton

Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed by Paula Rizzo

Take Back Your Time: Identify Your Priorities, Decrease Stress, and Increase Productivity by Morgan Tyree

Time Management Ninja: 21 Rules for More Time and Less Stress in Your Life by Craig Jarrow


Social Sciences Audio Books:

Good Enough: The Tolerance for Mediocrity in Nature and Society by Daniel S. Milo

The Joy of Doing Just Enough: The Secret Art of Being Lazy and Getting Away with It by Jennifer McCartney

Underdogma: How America's Enemies Use Our Love for the Underdog to Trash American Power by Michael Prell

Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale by Adam Minter

Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream - and Why It Matters by Helen Smith

Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success by Eboni K. Williams

Unbroken: One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence: A True Story of Survival and Hope by Madeleine Black

What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet

Witches: The Transformative Power of Women Working Together by Sam George-Allen

Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter by Kerri K. Greenidge

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield

Good Kids, Bad City: A Story of Race and Wrongful Conviction in America by Kyle Swenson

The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide by Lawrence Lanahan

The Memo: What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table by Minda Harts

Memoir of a Race Traitor: Fighting Racism in the American South by Mab Segrest

The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens by Brooke Hauser

The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom by Helen Thorpe

The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos

The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri

Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness: What It Means to Be Black Now by Toure

The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business by David T. Courtwright

Autism in Heels: The Untold Story of a Female Life on the Spectrum by Jennifer Cook O'Toole

The Brain Health Book: Using the Power of Neuroscience to Improve Your Life by John Randolph

The Chemistry of Calm by Henry Emmons

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom by Henry Emmons

Dreaming on Both Sides of the Brain: Discover the Secret Language of the Night by Doris E. Cohen

The Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs by Ransom Stephens

Nerve: Adventures in the Science of Fear by Eva Holland

Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World by Anthony T. DeBenedet

The Secret Life of the Mind: How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides by Mariano Sigman

The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World by Jenn Granneman

The Small Guide to Anxiety by Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan

From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way by Michael Bond


Sports & Hobbies Audio Books:

The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First by Jonah Keri

The Book of Spice: From Anice to Zedoary by John O'Connell

Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know by Jon Bonne

Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL by Jeff Pearlman

5 Days to a Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space by Sandra Felton, Marsha Sims

Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener's Guide to the Soil Food Web by Jeff Lowenfels, Wayne Lewis

Teaming with Nutrients: The Organic Gardener's Guide to Optimizing Plant Nutrition by Jeff Lowenfels

The Rise of the Ultra Runners by Adharanand Finn

Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon by Ed Caesar

The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat by John Bradshaw


Travel Audio Books:

Ethiopia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Sarah Howard

Ghana - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Ian Utley

Kenya - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Jane Barsby

Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Quintin Winks

Israel - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Jeffrey Geri, Marian Lebor

Philippines - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by Graham Colin-Jones

Turkey - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by Charlotte McPherson

UAE - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by John Walsh

Australia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Barry Penney

New Zealand - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Sue Butler

Britain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Paul Norbury

Ireland - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by John Scotney

Norway - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Linda March

Cuba - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Russell Madicks, Mandy Macdonald

Dominican Republic - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture by Ginnie Bedggood

Mexico - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Russel Maddicks

Chile - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Caterina Perrone

Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture by Russel Maddicks

The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan

Alta California: From San Diego to San Francisco, a Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State by Nick Neely


And Dreamscape Media also publishes a lot of audiobooks for kids and teens. Here are some of those:


Abraham Lincoln: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield

Andrew Jackson: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel by Nancy F. Castaldo

Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America by Russell Freedman

The Big Book of Bible Questions by Amy Parker

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work by Victoria Ortiz

Don't Sit on the Baby!: The Ultimate Guide to Sane, Skilled, and Safe Babysitting by Halley Bondy

Eureka!: 50 Scientists Who Shaped Human History by John Grant

Facing Frederick: The Life of Frederick Douglass, a Monumental American Man by Tonya Bolden

The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World by The Staff of The Undefeated

Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Making of America by Teri Kanefield

Girls Against Girls: Why We Are Mean to Each Other and How We Can Change by Bonnie Burton

Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World by Katherine Halligan

Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change by Robin Stevenson

Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood From Creative Legends by David Stabler

Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends by David Stabler

Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers by David Stabler

Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents by David Stabler

Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars by David Stabler

The Life Heroic: How to Unleash Your Most Amazing Self by Elizabeth Svoboda

Mighty Moe: The True Story of a Thirteen-Year-Old Women's Running Revolutionary by Rachel Swaby

The Other Side: Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos

A Student's Guide to Culture by John Stonestreet, Brett Kunkle

Vincent & Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers by Deborah Heiligman

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person's Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer

 

June 22, 2020

Top 400 Librivox Audio Books from the Past Five Years

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As we prepare to add thousands of new free titles to our LearnOutLoud Free Audio & Video Learning Directory, we took a deep dive into Librivox.org to pick out over 400 great new audio books that they've recorded over the past five years. The volunteer narrators at Librivox have now recorded over 14,000 free titles since 2005! It's a little overwhelming to try to go through them all. We've tried to pick out the most interesting and best narrated audio books they have to offer. Currently on our site we have 3,300 of their titles which we've selected that you can browse on their publisher page here:

3,300 of the Best Librivox Audio Books on LearnOutLoud.com

Now we've thoroughly browsed the audio books they've recorded in the past five years and picked out an additional 400 audio books we'll be adding to our site soon. Along with these 400 audio books, we've also updated many of the existing audio books on our site with better narrations of dozens of titles. For now here are the over 400 titles that we'll be adding soon. Right now we're linking directly to Librivox for them and we've sorted them according to our categories below:

Arts & Entertainment Audio Books:

Thoughts on Art and Life by Leonardo da Vinci

Lectures on Painting by Edward Armitage

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World by Edgar James Banks

George Frideric Handel by Herbert Francis Peyser

Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies by Pitts Sanborn

Tchaikovsky and His Orchestral Music by Louis Biancolli

Johann Sebastian Bach by Herbert Francis Peyser

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Herbert Francis Peyser

Stories From Wagner by J. Walker McSpadden


Biography Audio Books:

Mark Twain: His Life and Work by William M. Clemens

Mark Twain: The Complete Interviews by Mark Twain

A Confession by Leo Tolstoy

Mark Twain by Archibald Henderson

Memoir of Washington Irving by Charles Adams

Emily Bronte by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson

Jane Austen and Her Times by Geraldine Mitton

Heroines of Fiction by William Dean Howells

Giacomo Puccini by Wakeling Dry

Lady Byron Vindicated by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe: Compiled from Her Letters and Journals by Charles Edward Stowe

Shakespeare: Life and Work by John Munro, Frederick James Furnivall

The Early Lives of Dante by Giovanni Boccaccio, Leonardo Bruni

Joseph Conrad by Hugh Walpole

The Life of Mozart by Otto Jahn

Tolstoy by L. Winstanley

Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance by Ford Madox Ford

Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

My Reminiscences by Rabindranath Tagore

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson

Narrative of The Life of David Crockett of The State of Tennessee by Davy Crockett

David Wark Griffith: A Brief Sketch of His Career by Robert Edgar Long

Life and Lillian Gish by Albert Paine

Screen Acting by Mae Marsh

A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, Written by Himself by Davy Crockett

Diary of a Suicide by Wallace E. Baker

A Book of American Explorers by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences by Frederick Treves

The Women of the American Revolution by Elizabeth F. Ellet

Famous Impostors by Bram Stoker

The Making of an American by Jacob A. Riis

An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant by Marcus Eli Ravage

The History of Genghis Khan by Jacob Abbott

Recollections And Letters Of General Robert E. Lee By His Son by Robert E. Lee, Jr.

Napoleon: A Short Biography by Robert Matteson Johnston

Sir Francis Drake by Julian Corbett

Henry D. Thoreau by Franklin Benjamin Sanborn

The Lives of the Ancient Philosophers by Francois Fenelon

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher by Charles Babbage

Little Journeys to the Homes of American Statesmen by Elbert Hubbard

Susan B. Anthony: Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian by Alma Lutz

A Boys' Life of Booker T. Washington by Walter Clinton Jackson

Hero Tales from History by Smith Burnham

The Life Of Abraham Lincoln by Ward Hill Lamon

Hurlbut's Life of Christ For Young and Old by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton


Business Audio Books:

Struggles and Triumphs by P.T. Barnum

Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill

Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot

Fundamentals of Prosperity by Roger Babson


Education & Professional Audio Books:

A Collection of Supreme Court Opinions: 1803-2018

My Experiences as an Executioner by James Berry

An Essay on Crimes and Punishments by Cesare Beccaria

The Flu: A Brief History of Influenza by A. Mouritz

Little Masterpieces of Science: Health and Healing by George Iles

How We Think by John Dewey

On the Future of Our Educational Institutions by Friedrich Nietzsche

Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Education by Ellen G. White

How to Write a Novel

The American Language by H.L. Mencken

The Raven and The Philosophy Of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe

The Technique of the Mystery Story by Carolyn Wells


History Audio Books:

The Warren Report on the Assassination of President Kennedy

Watergate Report

The Domestic Slave Trade Of The Southern States by Winfield Hazlitt Collins

The Famous Missions of California by William Henry Hudson

Americans All, Immigrants All

Whom We Shall Welcome: Report of the President's Commission on Immigration and Naturalization

The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Charles Hanson Towne

The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Suffrage Movement by Sylvia Pankhurst

A Century of Negro Migration by Carter G. Woodson

A History of California: The American Period by Robert Glass Cleland

The Chicago Race Riots, July 1919 by Carl Sandburg

The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake by William Henry Irwin

The American Postal Service: History of the Postal Service from the Earliest Times by Louis Melius

A History of the Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco by Edward Hilton, Frank Aitken

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle

Europe In The Middle Ages by Ierne L. Plunket

Early Rome: From the Foundation of the City to its Destruction by the Gauls by Wilhelm Ihne

History of Egypt by Frederick C.H. Wendel

Roman History: The Early Empire by William Wolfe Capes

An Account of Egypt by Herodotus by Herodotus

The Vikings by Allen Mawer

Prehistoric Men by Robert John Braidwood

The Normans in European History by Charles Homer Haskins

The French Revolution by Robert Matteson Johnston

The History of Britain by John Milton

The Story of the French Revolution by Ernest Belfort Bax

History of France by Charlotte Mary Yonge

History of the World War by Francis Andrew March

The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt

Campaigning With Grant by Horace Porter

The War That Will End War by H.G. Wells

The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution by William Cooper Nell

France At War: On the Frontier of Civilization by Rudyard Kipling

The Fireside Chats by Franklin D. Roosevelt

Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln by Abraham Lincoln

Presidential Farewell and Last Addresses

The World's Famous Orations, Vol. 2: Rome

The World's Famous Orations, Vol. 1: Greece

Andrew Jackson's State of the Union Addresses by Andrew Jackson

Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Addresses by Abraham Lincoln

Famous Assassinations Of History by Francis Johnson

A Short History of the World by H.G. Wells

1001 Questions and Answers on General History by Benjamin Hathaway


Languages Audio Books:

The English Language by Logan Pearsall Smith

Mary's Grammar by Jane Marcet

A Cursory History of Swearing by Julian Sharman


Literature Audio Books:

The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair

The Minister's Wooing by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Siege of London by Henry James

The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley

Billy Budd by Herman Melville

Cane by Jean Toomer

The Dream Coach by Anne Parrish

The Girl from Hollywood by Edgar Rice Burroughs

A Son At The Front by Edith Wharton

The Half-Breed: A Tale of the Western Frontier by Walt Whitman

1900 or The Last President by Ingersoll Lockwood

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Other House by Henry James

The Outcry by Henry James

The Tragic Muse by Henry James

Oldtown Folks by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Cruise of the Dazzler by Jack London

Bracebridge Hall by Washington Irving

The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton

The Papers by Henry James

A Daughter of the Snows by Jack London

A Country Doctor by Sarah Orne Jewett

Tales of the Fish Patrol by Jack London

A London Life by Henry James

The Odysseys of Homer by Homer

The Book of Good Counsels by Sir Edwin Arnold

A Book of Myths by Jean Lang

The Egyptian Book of the Dead by E.A. Wallis Budge

The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights by Sir Thomas Malory

The Chaucer Storybook by Geoffrey Chaucer, Eva March Tappan

Tales of Troy: Ulysses the Sacker of Cities by Andrew Lang

The Misanthrope by Moliere

The Quintessence of Ibsenism by George Bernard Shaw

Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac

Royal Highness by Thomas Mann

The Markets of Paris by Emile Zola

Black Magic by Marjorie Bowen

Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot

His Masterpiece by Emile Zola

Scenes from a Courtesan's Life by Honore de Balzac

The History of the Devil by Daniel Defoe

Taking the Bastile by Alexandre Dumas

The Queen's Necklace by Alexandre Dumas

Lourdes by Emile Zola

Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth by Hermann Hesse

The Inheritors by Ford Madox Ford, Joseph Conrad

The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by William Makepeace Thackeray

The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola

The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac

Horace Walpole's Letters: A Selection by Horace Walpole

Lodore by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Hans of Iceland by Victor Hugo

The Forty-Five Guardsmen by Alexandre Dumas

The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola

The Bridge Builders by Rudyard Kipling

The New Machiavelli by H.G. Wells

A Voyage to the Moon by Cyrano de Bergerac

The Story of a Modern Woman by Ella Hepworth Dixon

The Mystery of the Sea by Bram Stoker

The Master of Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Lost Girl by D.H. Lawrence

Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac

Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 2 by Mark Twain

Mark Twain's Speeches, Part 1 by Mark Twain

Curiosities of Literature by Isaac D'Israeli

Essays on Modern Novelists by William Lyon Phelps

The Novels of Jane Austen by George Henry Lewes

Characters of Shakespeare's Plays by William Hazlitt

A Key To Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Through the Magic Door by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Victorian Literature by Clement Shorter

The Tale of Terror: A Study of the Gothic Romance by Edith Birkhead

Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic by Benedetto Croce

A Student's History of American Literature by William Simonds

Poems of Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Madman by Kahlil Gibran

Slabs of the Sunburnt West by Carl Sandburg

Poetry of Thomas Moore by Thomas Moore

The Gardener by Rabindranath Tagore

Poems of Nature by Henry David Thoreau

Introducing Irony by Maxwell Bodenheim

When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Mountain Interval by Robert Frost

The Suppressed Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Book of American Negro Poetry

Philosophies by Ronald Ross

The Bells and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

Amores: Poems by D.H. Lawrence

The Crescent Moon by Rabindranath Tagore

Leda by Aldous Huxley

The Poems of Jonathan Swift by Jonathan Swift

Rainer Maria Rilke: Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

The Defeat of Youth and Other Poems by Aldous Huxley

Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

Nutcracker and Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann

Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

Three Science Fiction Stories by Frank Herbert

Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens

Round The Fire Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Korean Folk Tales by Im Bang, Yi Riuk

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by William Butler Yeats

Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy

Strictly Business: More Stories of the Four Million by O. Henry

Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore

Three Stories & Ten Poems by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

Korean Fairy Tales by William Elliot Griffis

Mowgli: All of the Mowgli Stories from the Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods by William Drake Westervelt

The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends by Gertrude Landa

The Wisdom of the Ancients: A Series of Mythological Fables by Francis Bacon

Life and Adventures of Jack Engle by Walt Whitman

Stories of Don Quixote: Written Anew for Young People by James Baldwin

Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Katharine Berry Judson

Under the Sunset by Bram Stoker

A Sportsman's Sketches by Ivan Turgenev

Dutch Courage and Other Stories by Jack London

A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tales of King Arthur and The Round Table by Andrew Lang

Smoke by Ivan Turgenev

The Permanent Husband by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Lear of the Steppes by Ivan Turgenev

Taras Bulba and Other Tales by Nikolai Gogol

Poor Folk by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A Raw Youth by Fyodor Dostoevsky

A House of Gentlefolk by Ivan Turgenev

The Crocodile by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Dream of the Red Chamber by Xueqin Cao

Rudin by Ivan Turgenev

The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev

Uncle's Dream by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

My Life: The Story of a Provincial by Anton Chekhov


Philosophy Audio Books:

Musings of a Chinese Mystic: Selections from the Philosophy of Chuang Tzu by Lionel Giles

On the Ends of Good and Evil by Marcus Tullius Cicero

A Guide to Stoicism by St. George Stock

On Duties by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Early Greek Philosophy and Other Essays by Friedrich Nietzsche

Treatises On Friendship And Old Age by Marcus Tullius Cicero

Common Sense, How to Exercise It by Yoritomo Tashi

The Sayings of Lao Tzu by Lao Tzu

Moral Letters by Seneca

A Guide to Stoicism by St. George William Joseph Stock

Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers by Charles Bradlaugh

History of Philosophy by William Turner

Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson by John Charlton Hardwick

The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche

Anthropology by Immanuel Kant

The Logic of Hegel by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Political Ideals by Bertrand Russell

The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Philosophical Rudiments Concerning Government and Society by Thomas Hobbes

Some Problems of Philosophy by William James

The Case of Wagner by Friedrich Nietzsche

Theory of Colours by Johann Wolfgang Goethe

An Interpretation of Keats's Endymion by Henry Clement Notcutt

The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell

The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophical Essays by Bertrand Russell

Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics by Immanuel Kant

Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits by Friedrich Nietzsche

The Phenomenology of Mind, Volume 1 by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The Phenomenology of Mind, Volume 2 by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Selections from the Principles of Philosophy by Rene Descartes

Human Nature and Conduct by John Dewey

A General View of Positivism by Auguste Comte

The New Idealism by May Sinclair

Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell

The World as Will and Idea, Volume 2 by Arthur Schopenhauer

The World as Will and Idea, Volume 3 by Arthur Schopenhauer

Our Knowledge of the External World: As a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

The Philosophy of Logical Atomism by Bertrand Russell

An Inquiry into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense by Thomas Reid

A Defence of Idealism by May Sinclair

A Philosophical Enquiry: Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful by Edmund Burke

Thomas Hobbes by A.E. Taylor

Rights of Man by Thomas Paine

Social Statics by Herbert Spencer


Politics Audio Books:

Final Report of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany by Friedrich Engels

United Nations Agreements

Labor and Freedom by Eugene V. Debs

Deportation: Its Meaning and Menace by Alexander Berkman, Emma Goldman

Indian Home Rule by Mohandas Gandhi

The New Freedom by Woodrow Wilson

The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism by Bertrand Russell

Washington and the Riddle of Peace by H.G. Wells

Karl Marx: An Essay by Harold Laski

The Citizen's Almanac

The Mueller Report by Robert Mueller

A Failure of Initiative: Final Report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina


Religion & Spirituality Audio Books:

Like Christ by Andrew Murray

Meister Eckhart's Sermons by Meister Eckhart

A Holy Life: The Beauty of Christianity by John Bunyan

Short History of the Christian Church by John Fletcher Hurst

The Ascent of Mount Carmel by Saint John of the Cross

Observations Upon the Apocalypse of St. John by Sir Isaac Newton

The Freedom of the Will by Jonathan Edwards

On Christian Doctrine by Saint Augustine

A Treatise on Good Works by Martin Luther

The Spiritual Exercises by St. Ignatius

The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White

Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The War of Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization by George F. Dillon

A History of American Christianity by Leonard Woolsey Bacon

Hinduism and Buddhism: An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Aitreya-Aranyaka Upanishad

Maitrayana Upanishad

Svetasvatara Upanishad

Kaushitaki Upanishad

Taittriyaka Upanishad

Katha Upanishad

Chandogya Upanishad

The Holy Koran

The Confessions of al-Ghazali by Al-Ghazali

The Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley

Old Testament Legends: Being Stories Out Of Some Of The Less-Known Apocryphal Books Of The Old Testament by M.R. James

The Promulgation of Universal Peace by Abdul Baha Abbas

The Sikh Religion: Its Gurus, Sacred Writings and Authors by Max Arthur Macauliffe

Religions of Ancient China by Herbert Allen Giles

The Jesus of History by Terrot R. Glover

Practical Mysticism: A Little Book for Normal People by Evelyn Underhill

The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson

World English Bible

The King James Bible

The History of the English Bible by John Brown


Science Audio Books:

Tutankhamen and the Discovery of His Tomb by Grafton Elliot Smith

The Religion of Ancient Egypt by William Matthew Flinders Petrie

A Popular History of Astronomy During the 19th Century by Agnes Mary Clerke

Practical Talks by an Astronomer by Harold Jacoby

History of Astronomy by George Forbes

The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin

On the Parts of Animals by Aristotle

The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology by William Ruschenberger

Light Science for Leisure Hours by Richard A. Proctor

Fourth National Climate Assessment: Impacts, Risks and Adaption in the United States

Understanding Climatic Change

Canoeing in the Wilderness by Henry David Thoreau

Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island

Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy by Bertrand Russell

The Fourth Dimension Simply Explained by Henry P. Manning

The New Physics and Its Evolution by Lucien Poincare

Worlds Within Worlds: The Story of Nuclear Energy by Isaac Asimov

My Inventions and Other Works by Nikola Tesla

Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank Puterbaugh Bachman


Self Development Audio Books:

The Logic of Vegetarianism by Henry Salt

The Way to Will-Power by Henry Hazlitt

An Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden

Morning and Evening Thoughts by James Allen

The Privilege of Pain by Caroline Kane Mills Everett

Poor Richard's Almanack by Benjamin Franklin

Boy Scouts Handbook

The Life Triumphant: Mastering the Heart and Mind by James Allen

The Silence: What It Is, How To Use It by David Van Bush

Mental Fascination by William Atkinson

A Series of Lessons in Raja Yoga by William Atkinson

Letters to His Children by Theodore Roosevelt

The Art of Kissing by Will Rossiter

Happy Homes and the Hearts that Make Them by Samuel Smiles

Marriage, As It Was, As It Is, And As It Should Be: A Plea for Reform by Annie Besant

The Essentials of Spirituality by Felix Adler

The Shining Gateway by James Allen

Dynamic Thought: Or, The Law of Vibrant Energy by William Atkinson


Social Sciences Audio Books:

Prejudices, First Series by H.L. Mencken

Selected Essays of Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson

Some Famous Women by Louise Creighton

Feminism in Greek Literature by Frederick Adam Wright

The Future of the Women's Movement by Helena Swanwick

The Business of Being a Woman by Ida Tarbell

The Sexes in Science and History by Eliza Burt Gamble

Following the Color Line by Ray Stannard Baker

My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass

The Future of the American Negro by Booker T. Washington

The Negro Problem by Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois

Life of Isaac Mason as a Slave by Isaac Mason

From the Deep Woods to Civilization: Chapters in the Autobiography of an Indian by Charles Alexander Eastman

Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn

Fifty Years in Chains: The Life of an American Slave by Charles Ball

The Origin and Development of Psychoanalysis by Sigmund Freud

The Soul or Rational Psychology by Emanuel Swedenborg

Three Contributions to the Theory of Sex by Sigmund Freud

A Study in the Psychology of Religious Phenomena by James H. Leuba

The Theory of Psychoanalysis by Carl Jung

The Major Symptoms of Hysteria by Pierre Janet

The Mind And Its Education by George Herbert Betts

The Depths of the Soul by Wilhelm Stekel

A Mind That Found Itself by Clifford Whittingham Beers

My Experiences in a Lunatic Asylum by Herman Charles Merivale

The Psychology of Religion by Edwin Diller Starbuck

Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, Volume 2 by Charles Mackay

Drugging a Nation by Samuel Merwin

The Psychology of Peoples: Its Influence on Their Evolution by Gustave Le Bon

The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind by Gustave Le Bon


Sports & Hobbies Audio Books:

Bashan And I by Thomas Mann


Travel Audio Books:

Glimpses of Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore

Tales of a Traveller by Washington Irving

Sea and Sardinia by D.H. Lawrence

A Little Tour in France by Henry James

Washington Irving's Visit to England by Washington Irving

Letters From America by Rupert Brooke

Six Months In Mexico by Nellie Bly

Listen to a great free audio book today from Librivox.org!

 

November 21, 2017

Best of the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Studs Terkel was undoubtedly one of the great radio interviewers of the 20th century. Listen to 100s of interviews conducted by the multifaceted Studs Terkel who hosted "The Studs Terkel Program" on Chicago's fine arts radio station WFMT from 1952 to 1997. The audio galleries on Studs Terkel Radio Archive website and now on SoundCloud feature many of his radio show interviews covering the arts, literature, poetry, civil rights, philosophy, politics, film, and sports from the past century. There are also interviews with everyday people who experienced the major 20th century events of the Great Depression, World War II, Labor movements, and the Civil Rights movement in the 20th century. And then there are the interviews with some of the leading voices and minds of the 20th century.

At the beginning of 2016 the Studs Terkel Radio Archive launched a Kickstarter and earned over $80,000 along with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Their Kickstarter pledge: "Over two years, we aim to make an additional 1000 of Studs Terkel's programs freely available for listening, exploring, and remixing."

UPDATE! As of 2020 the Studs Terkel Radio Archive is live! The majority of the thousands of interviews Studs conducted are now available on audio on the site with great sound quality. You can browse the entire radio archive on their site here:

Browse Hundreds of Recordings on the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

We went through the entire archive and picked out some of the best interviews from the 45 years of the radio archive. Here are some great interviews you can listen to:

Dorothy Parker Discusses Her Plays

Norman Mailer Discusses His Writing

R. Buckminster Fuller in Conversation

Simone de Beauvoir Discusses the Art of Writing

Buster Keaton Discusses Comedy

Aaron Copland Discusses His Career

Tennessee Williams Talks with Studs Terkel

Rita Moreno Discusses West Side Story

Sidney Poitier Discusses The Defiant Ones

Newton Minow Discusses Broadcasting

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Discusses Civil Rights

Woody Allen Discusses His Comedy

Marshall McLuhan Talks with Studs Terkel

Pauline Kael Discusses Her Book Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Hunter S. Thompson Discussing Hell's Angels

Cesar Chavez Discusses Farm Labor Rights

Gore Vidal Discusses Myra Breckinridge

Mel Brooks Discusses The Producers

Ralph Nader Discusses Unsafe at Any Speed

David Halberstam Discusses Bobby Kennedy

Noam Chomsky Discusses American Power and the New Mandarins

Bertrand Russell Talks with Studs Terkel

Maya Angelou Discusses I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Ralph Ellison Talks with Studs Terkel

Agitator: A Tribute to Saul D. Alinsky

Alan Watts Discusses In My Own Way

Janis Joplin Discusses Her Career

Thich Nhat Hanh Discusses The Vietnam War

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Discuss All the President's Men

Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader Discuss Taxi Driver

Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau Talks with Studs Terkel

Allen Ginsberg Discusses Poetry and Meditation

Susan Sontag Discusses Tuberculosis

Pauline Kael Discusses Film in 1980

Gore Vidal Discusses Lincoln

William Friedkin Talks with Studs Terkel

Carl Sagan Discusses Contact

Oliver Sacks Talks with Studs Terkel

Margaret Atwood Discusses The Handmaid's Tale

Elmore Leonard Discusses Get Shorty

Ray Bradbury Discusses His Books

Roger Ebert Discusses Old Movies

To learn more about the life and times of Studs Terkel check out this great interview from 2004 with Terkel:

Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times: Conversation with Studs Terkel

In this hour long streaming video interview, Conversations with History host Harry Kreisler interviews Studs later in his life. It is a fascinating and funny interview which covers much of Terkel's life and his philosophy on life in America. He also openly expresses his opinions about the media and the politicians today. Although in his 90s at the time, Terkel lucidly reminisces about his life and the lessons he has learned from it. This video is available to stream through YouTube.

 

May 15, 2017

Free Introductions to 27 Great Operas on Audio

You can now listen to 27 hour-long introductions of famous operas written by Thomson Smillie and read by David Timson. The introductions are part of the "Opera Explained" series from the classical music record label NAXOS, and they offer them streaming through Spotify. Whether you are a classical music expert, or you are new to opera, these introductions serve as one of the most accessible ways to learn about and appreciate opera. The introductions contain popular excerpts from NAXOS classical recordings of the operas. David Timson is a wonderful narrator and in each introduction he provides context for the opera before going into the story and highlighting the best musical moments. You'll also learn a great deal about the composer of each opera from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Giacomo Puccini. Please Note: In order to listen to these introductions you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough.

Here are all 27 introductions that we feature on LearnOutLoud.com:

27 Introductions to Operas by Thomson Smillie

If you're wondering where to start, we'll recommend some of the most beloved operas of all time:

Aida: An Introduction to Verdi's Opera

The Barber of Seville: An Introduction to Rossini's Opera

Carmen: An Introduction to Bizet's Opera

Fidelio: An Introduction to Beethoven's Opera

La Boheme: An Introduction to Puccini's Opera

The Marriage of Figaro: An Introduction to Mozart's Opera

In addition to these opera introductions, we'll also feature today 11 composer biographies by Jeremy Siepmann that are offered by NAXOS on Spotify:

11 Biographies on the Life & Works of Famous Composers by Jeremy Siepmann

These 4-hour introductions to the composers alternate between telling their life story and featuring recordings of their musical works. Some of the composers you may have heard of include:

The Life and Works of Bach

The Life and Works of Mozart

The Life and Works of Beethoven

The Life and Works of Tchaikovsky

The Life & Works of Giuseppe Verdi

Enjoy these introductions to some of the greatest composers and operas of all time!

 

April 29, 2017

60 Free Language Learning Programs on Spotify

Long ago the publisher Penton Overseas and their many language learning programs disappeared, but they've now been re-published and are available for free on streaming audio on Spotify. You listen to over 60 of their language learning programs including their popular Learn In Your Car series.

Browse Over 60 Free Language Learning Programs from Penton Overseas

The Learn In Your Car programs are digestible language tutorials offered in 3 step-by-step levels that you can listen to wherever you are, and they run 3 hours in length. They are also offering their Vocabulearn series which presents vocabulary words that will beef up the building blocks of the language you are trying to learn. The Vocabulearn programs run about 3 hours as well. Here are some of their most popular language learning titles:

Learn in Your Car Series:

Learn in Your Car: French, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: German, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: Italian, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: Japanese, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: Mandarin Chinese, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: Russian, Level 1

Learn in Your Car: Spanish, Level 1

Aprenda En Su Auto: Ingles, Nivel Uno (English for Spanish Speakers)

Vocabulearn Series:

Vocabulearn: Arabic Level 1

Vocabulearn: French Level 1

Vocabulearn: Hebrew Level 1

VocabuLearn: Korean, Level 1

VocabuLearn: Polish, Level 1

VocabuLearn: Portuguese, Level 1

Vocabulearn: Spanish Level 1

VocabuLearn: Swahili, Level 1

VocabuLearn: Swedish, Level 1

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And there are many more courses to choose from, many of which are at higher skill levels:

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Please Note: In order to listen to these audio programs you'll need a free Spotify account. You can listen for free with occasional ads and they also have Spotify software for easier listening on your computer or smart phone. If you want to listen ad-free and you love music as well, we can't recommend Spotify Premium highly enough.

 

April 6, 2016

Audible Channels Launches with Free Premium Audio Content for Members

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The Audible mobile app has a new section which will surely interest fans of audio learning. It's in beta mode right now and it's called "Channels". We're not sure if it showing up for all Audible app users yet, but we'll give you an overview of what is probably coming soon to an Audible app near you, if it's not already there.

The new Audible Channels section of the Audible app on iOS and Android features about 90 channels of relatively short audio content that is free to members to listen to via streaming or you can download for offline listening. Many of the channels are categories such as comedy, meditation, business news, etc. Each of these categories features a playlist of short audio related specifically to that category. This audio content is coming from publishers and partners of Audible including excerpts of audio books and articles from a number of publications that Audible partners with such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

There are also channels featuring professional audio recordings of new articles from Audible's partner publications and we'll list a bunch of the publications that have channels: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Harvard Business Review, Smithsonian Magazine, Forbes, cNet, McSweeney's Fiction, MIT Technology Review, The New Republic Magazine, Reader's Digest, Science News Magazine, Scientific American, and The Washington Post. There is also some original audio content such as episodes of Charlie Rose, the best TED Talks, Marketplace, BBC Newshour, PRI's The World, and The Onion Radio.

And then there are some channels that seem to be premium audio shows that Audible has developed including Hot Mic with Dan Savage, Hold On with Eugene Mirman featuring funny live stories, How to Be Amazing with comedian Michael Ian Black as he interviews intriguing people, Limelight Illuminating Comedy, and a few others.

Audible's Channels free section gives one even more incentive to become an Audible member as it will surely grow into an amazing new way to get premium audio content that isn't currently in audio book form. If you're not an Audible member, you might want to check this out. You can subscribe through Amazon (which owns Audible) right now and get two free audio books:

Try the Audible 30-Day Free Trial and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Audible's Channels section is an interesting move for Audible who's main focus has been in promoting unabridged audio books and generally longer form audio content to purchase via its memberships or a la carte from its site or on Amazon or on iTunes (who it partners with). Audible has amassed 180,000 titles over the years which has completely dwarfed their competitors in audio book retail. But I'm sure they have seen the magnificent success of over 200,000 free podcasts on iTunes and felt the need to somehow get into that space. Audible tried to get into podcasting 10 years ago with the failed Audible Wordcast. But now they are an Amazon owned company with much more money and power, and with Audible Channels they might give traditional podcasting a run for the money. Will they lure over top podcasters to their subscription service so podcasters can finally start making some serious money? Only time will tell. In the meantime they've got some great premium audio content that you won't find anywhere else and it's all free for Audible members!

Here is Audible's official announcement of Channels and you can browse the channels they offer:

Audible's Intro Page to Channels

Here is Audible's new video introduction to Audible Channels:

 

February 13, 2015

Top 5 Romantic Novels, Plays and Poetry on Audio

Each Valentine's Day, many of us rely on the written word to back up the love we feel for each other. Whether they be read in the brief passages we share in greeting cards or heard in the lyrics of just about every classic pop song, words are often an essential complement to a hug or a kiss. Still, Hallmark, the wordsmith behind the "Be Mine" candy heart and even the Beatles are arguably nothing compared to what world literature has given us on this universal subject. Indeed, when it comes to literature, love and the pangs of romantic longing have fueled some of the best novels, plays, and poems ever written. For Valentine's Day, we've collected some of our favorite "books of love" that are available for free on audio download. We hope listening to some of these will help you cultivate a little more love in your life, whether it be with your significant other, your family, or your even your dog or cat!

Pride and Prejudice

Even in the 21st century, the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her tortured courtship with the reserved Mr. Darcy has retained its status as one of the greatest romances of all time. What might account for Pride and Prejudice's enduring appeal is in part due to how modern Elizabeth is in her attitude towards a patriarchal society that seems determined to cage her willful nature. Ultimately, while she does find a way to work within the confines of her culture, what might at first glance be read as a cynical appraisal of marriage in the early 19th century becomes a celebration of the equality that can come about when two lovers are well-matched. All that, and Austen is still unrivaled when it comes to a clever turn of phrase.

Jane Eyre

Part character study, and part parable of one woman's tenacious zeal to live honestly without regret, Jane Eyre also manages to sneak in a message about the healing power of love. When the orphaned Jane Eyre comes to Thornfield Hall to become a Governess, she collides with the world-weary Rochester, and slowly but surely he falls for her simple yet sincere virtues. Of course, Rochester is covering up a lusty past of romantic mistakes that blow up in his face when they come to light, leading Eyre to question his motives and for the couple to fracture just at the moment they've found each other. Pulsing descriptions of Jane's inner world drive a plot that tries to weigh a moral code of ethics against what the heart wants, and the result is a classic novel that proves just how much of a battlefield love can sometimes be.

Wuthering Heights

An interesting counterpoint to Jane Eyre comes from Charlotte Bronte's equally talented sister, Emily. In a story that follows the socially marginalized, often despicable hero Heathcliff and his life-long love affair with the Lady Catherine, we see a love that goes beyond the confines of death. What remains interesting about what could have otherwise been the boilerplate story of two star-crossed lovers forever wedged apart by a rigid social system is how brutal these people are throughout the narrative. After the untimely death of the status-conscious Catherine, Heathcliff becomes so embittered by his lot in life, that he marries spitefully and maintains Wuthering Heights like a prison for anyone unlucky enough to become trapped in his toxic web. It is only when his long-lost love reappears as an apparition, that we see some semblance of his heart, and whatever goodness the man retains seems to exist somewhere beyond reality. Wuthering Heights remains a classic partly because of its uncompromising portrayal of two social misfits and partly because of how it treats love as the only transcendent form of freedom that some of us can ever attain.

Shakespeare's Comedies:

Rather than settle for the elephant in the room that is Romeo and Juliet, we also want to shed some light on Shakespeare's other comedies, which usually revolve around the various travails young couples must face in their search for love and marriage. Some are brisk, witty fun, such as the musical-chair love connections found in As You Like It, or the wordplay warfare that bristles through Much Ado about Nothing. Others come wrapped in a mystical air, such as the blissful A Midsummer Night's Dream, or blustery emotions roiling beneath The Tempest. That said, even when Shakespeare is taking on a lighter subject, he still manages to slip in poignant social commentary, bawdy humor and those famous phrases or moments that remind you why he was the greatest English writer ever.

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Finally, what would Valentine's be without a collection of love poems? Yes, novels and plays are able to tell sustained narratives that go into the gushy details of attraction, heartbreak, separation and cathartic reunion -- but good love poetry cuts to the chase. In this collection, you'll find work from the best, including William Wordworth, John Keats, Elizabeth Barrett Browning (of course), William Blake and Lord Byron. They didn't call most of these poets the Romantics for nothing, and the performances featured in this selection help the poems live up to their well-deserved hype.

 

January 27, 2011

10 Free Online College Lectures

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To help introduce you to more of the magnificent Modern Scholar series where great professors teach you, we're offering another 10 free lectures to download from 10 of their top courses. These recorded lectures are taught by eminent university professors.

If you've not downloaded one yet, the Modern Scholar courses are recorded lecture audio courses taught by university professors. Each course has 14 lectures with each lecture lasting approximately 35 minutes, and each course comes with a book-length course guide. You can browse all the courses along with many more free lectures on audio download:

125+ Modern Scholar College Courses

Here are the 10 lectures you can download right now on MP3. Note: For downloading these files you have to right-click on the Download button and select Save Target As... Then it will allow you to download the file to an assigned place on your computer.

1. What Was the Enlightenment?

In this lecture Professor James Schmidt talks about what Immanuel Kant called "man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity". The Age of Enlightenment began the elevation of science and reason in Western civilization. It was an era where great thinkers began to think for themselves and question the absolute rule of religious and political authorities. Professor Schmidt talks briefly about many of the key figures of the Enlightenment including Denis Diderot, Isaac Newton, Immanuel Kant, Adam Smith, and Voltaire, and he talks about where the ideas of the Enlightenment prospered primarily in England, Germany, and France.

2. The Buildup to World War I

Learn how the "The Great War" started in this lecture from Professor John Ramsden on the buildup to World War I. He talks about the rise of Germany as an imperial power which sought to rival Britain. Ramsden also describes the alliances that had formed at the dawn of the 20th century such as the Franco-Russian Alliance which the British would eventually join and the alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. As these alliances began to entangle, Germany saw itself as being threatened and when the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in June of 1914 it lead to a series of events which triggered the world's first truly global war. At the end of the lecture Ramsden examines which nation was most responsible for the war and he cites that most contemporary historians blame Germany.

3. How Words Can Change Reality

In this lecture Professor Michael Drout introduces rhetoric through the Speech-Act Theory outlined in John L. Austin's influential work How to Do Things With Words in which Austin posits the locutionary, illocutionary, and perlocutionary speech acts. Professor Drout provides examples of how these speech acts are used in everyday life to influence reality. He also shows how people misuse these speech acts to get what they want such as when politicians make promises about things they don't have any control over. It's an introduction to the world of rhetoric.

4. Introduction to Dinosaurs

In this lecture Professor John Kricher provides a concise overview of what modern science currently knows about dinosaurs. A lifelong dinosaur lover, Kricher explains the basic facts, including size and weight ranges, dinosaur intelligence, and how they have survived into modern day in the form of birds. Ever since the first fossils were identified in the early 19th century, our dinosaur knowledge has evolved rapidly, and this lecture represents the most current developments.

5. Quick History of Christianity from Jesus to the Crusades

If you're curious about the Crusades, this lecture from professor Thomas F. Madden sets the stage for what became a 400 year war between Christians and Muslims over the Holy Land and between competing sects within these religious ideologies. This lecture focuses on the history of Christianity from its humble beginnings to its rise to prominence in the Roman Empire with the conversion of the Emperor Constantine, the development of the Papacy, and the formation of the Byzantine Empire. It's an informative lecture covering a lot of Christian history from the time of Christ to the start of the First Crusade in the 11th century.

6. Essentials of the Supreme Court

In this introductory lecture Professor Kermit Hall lays out the basics of the Supreme Court from its origin in the U.S. Constitution. He focuses on how it developed from the limited early role it played in the United States to the powerful force it plays in American society today where it interprets the constitution and provides rulings on the legalities of major issues such as slavery, abortion, and more. If you want to learn about the Supreme Court or refresh what you might've learned in the past, then this lecture is a good place to start.

7. What is a Star?

Professor James Kaler shares his genuine awe and lifelong fascination with the stars in this opening lecture. He describes what a star and provides info about our closet star, the Sun. Kaler covers the colors, brightness, and sizes of stars, the history of stars, and the number of visible stars. The lecture will help you put things in perspective in relation to our universe.

8. A Brief Biography of Thomas Aquinas

In this introductory lecture to the Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, Professor Peter Kreeft provides a brief biography of a theological titan. Kreeft views Aquinas' prolific body of work as an important bridge between Greek philosophy and the early western philosophers such as Descartes. Seeing no division between faith and reason, Kreeft describes Aquinas as a quintessential truthseeker who was willing to take from secular and religious sources alike in the formation of an inclusive philosophy that is still vibrant and alive to this day.

9. The History of Literary Journalism

In this lecture Professor William McKeen discusses the history of journalism in America and specifically journalism which took on a literary quality of storytelling. Through his research Professor McKeen unearths journalism which resembles what would become the late 20th century art form of literary journalism espoused by authors such as Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, and other creative nonfiction writers. The last half of this lecture focuses on Mark Twain and the literary merit he brought to his journalistic efforts. McKeen reads an extensive excerpt from Mark Twain's amusing report on the state of journalism in Tennessee.

10. Evaluating Alexander the Great

Professor Robin Fox begins a thorough biographical portrait of Alexander the Great in this first lecture for The Modern Scholar Series. Describing his subject right off the bat as probably the greatest king and conqueror the world has ever seen, Fox offers a brief sketch of the Alexander as a historical figure and then provides the context of Alexander's time, place, and the most important people in his life. From the start Alexander's relatively short, but incredibly eventful reign was chronicled by court historians, and this has proven to be a mixed blessing for modern analysts when it comes to separating fact from fiction.

Enjoy these free sample lectures. At LearnOutLoud.com we plan to listen to all of these Modern Scholar courses! Join us in listening to the classes of some of the best teachers in the world.

 

January 18, 2011

Download Survival Phrases Language Courses



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Innovative Language Learning has been leading the field of language learning podcasts for some time now through their popular "survival phrases" podcasts which are now in over 15 languages, and their "Pod101.com" language courses which now cover over 15 languages as well. Now you can download full courses from them complete with supplemental PDF readings for each course.

We previously offered a few courses, but we have now added nearly 50 language learning courses from them in over 15 languages. You can browse all these courses including some of their podcasts right here:

50 Language Courses to Download from Innovative Language Learning

Check out some of their Survival Phrases series which features essential travel phrases, cultural insights, and travel tips that you
won't find in a traditional phrasebook. Indispensable for the world traveler, the courses in this series last 2-3 hours and feature 30 lessons each. We offer these in 15 languages with each language divided up into two parts. Here's a few we've just added:

Learn Chinese - Survival Phrases - Chinese (Part 1)

Learn French - Survival Phrases - French (Part 1)

Learn German - Survival Phrases - German (Part 1)

Learn Greek - Survival Phrases - Greek (Part 1)

Learn Korean - Survival Phrases - Korean (Part 1)

Learn Spanish - Survival Phrases - Spanish (Part 1)

Along with their Survival Phrases series, they also feature regular courses to learn a language that range from beginner to intermediate. Some examples of these courses which we now offer:

Learn English - Beginner English 1

Learn French - Introduction to French

Learn German - Intermediate German 1

Learn Japanese - Absolute Beginner Japanese 1

Learn Italian - Absolute Beginner - Italian (Season 1)

These very reasonably priced courses (only $19.99) typically last between 4 and 6 hours and they give you great introductions to over a dozen languages.

You can browse all Innovative Language Learning titles including numerous podcasts here:

Innovative Language Learning Downloads & Podcasts

Enjoy these courses from this emerging leader in fun language learning audio instruction.

 

November 19, 2010

University Press Audiobooks

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Sorry we no longer sell University Press Audiobooks directly but you can get them through Audible.com.

Up until now the university press has been one area of the book industry that typically hasn't made its way onto audio book. These academic, nonprofit publishing houses publish great scholarly titles and now we are excited to present a new publisher that is making these works available for the first time on audio download:

University Press Audiobooks

University Press Audiobooks publishes titles from the Harvard University Press, Yale University Press, Princeton University Press, University of California Press, and many other presses of prestigious universities. We're starting with over 30 of their audio books authored by prominent scholars such as Edward O. Wilson, Harold Bloom, Robert Pinsky, and more. These initial works span a variety of academic disciplines from philosophy to science to politics just to name a few. Here are a few highlights in these disciplines:

Philosophy:

Truth and Truthfulness by Bernard Williams - What does it mean to be truthful? What role does truth play in our lives? What do we lose if we reject truthfulness? No philosopher is better suited to answer these questions than Bernard Williams.

Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss - Many contemporary political thinkers are gripped by the belief that their task is to develop an ideal theory of rights or justice for guiding and judging political actions. But Raymond Geuss argues that philosophers should first try to understand why real political actors behave as they actually do.

The Secular Mind by Robert Coles - Best-selling author Robert Coles offers a profound meditation on how secular culture has settled into the hearts and minds of Americans. This book is a sweeping essay on the shift from religious control over Western society to the scientific dominance of the mind.

Science:

The Big Questions in Science and Religion by Keith Ward - Can religious beliefs survive in the scientific age? Are they resoundingly outdated? Or, is there something in them of great importance, even if the way they are expressed will have to change given new scientific context? Keith Ward, an Anglican priest who was once an atheist, offers compelling insights into the often contentious relationship between diverse religious views and new scientific knowledge.

On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson - With characteristic pungency and simplicity of style, Edward O. Wilson challenges old prejudices and current misconceptions about the nature-nurture debate. His goal is nothing less than the completion of the Darwinian revolution by bringing biological thought into the center of the social sciences and the humanities.

Primates and Philosophers by Frans de Waal - "It's the animal in us," we often hear when we've been bad. But why not when we're good? Primatologist Frans de Waal tackles this question by exploring the biological foundations of one of humanity's most valued traits: morality.

Politics:

On Democracy by Robert A. Dahl - In this accessible and authoritative book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time provides a primer on democracy that clarifies what it is, why it is valuable, how it works, and what challenges it confronts in the future.

Inventing the Job of President: Leadership Style from George Washington to Andrew Jackson by Fred I. Greenstein - Fred Greenstein examines the leadership styles of the earliest presidents, men who served at a time when it was by no means certain that the American experiment in free government would succeed.

The Myth of the Rational Voter by Bryan Caplan - The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan's sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book.

And here are a few more titles that may be of interest:

Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry by Robert Pinsky

Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health by Marion Nestle

Ruin the Sacred Truths: Poetry and Belief from the Bible to the Present by Harold Bloom

And there are many other interesting titles all of which are worth looking at:

Browse Over 30 Titles from University Press Audiobooks

We look forwarding to adding many more titles from this great new publisher in the near future.